US, NK 'prepared to write new history': Trump

By Korea Herald

Trump says will suspend joint military exercise with S. Korea

  • Published : Jun 12, 2018 - 09:37
  • Updated : Jun 12, 2018 - 22:36

[9:37 p.m.]
Moon tells Trump he will discuss joint excavation of remains of US soldiers with N. Korea

Moon says US-N. Korea summit lays groundwork for world peace
The two Koreas are currently scheduled to hold high-level military talks on Thursday.
Moon and Trump agreed to closely work together to implement the US-North Korea agreement.

[8:20 p.m.] Moon and Trump begin phone conversation

[7:13 p.m.] 
S. Korea's Moon says US-N. Korea summit will write new history of peace
"I offer my heartfelt congratulations and welcome the success of the historic North Korea-United States summit," Moon said in a statement read by Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom on his behalf.

[6:20 p.m.] Trump wraps up 65-min press conference 

[6:17 p.m.] Trump will have phone conversation with Moon Jae-in to tell him about the meeting, that Moon was 'very much involved' in the final outcome

[6:01 p.m.] Trump: Sanctions will not be withdrawn if there isn't 'significant' improvement in denuclearization

Trump says sanctions will remain until nukes ‘no longer an issue’
Trump said that he has no plans to ease any sanctions in the immediate future. 

[5:57 p.m.]
Trump says about Kim: From the beginning we got along

[5:48 p.m.] Trump thinks Seoul has 28 million people. We have around 10 million, similar figure to that of New York city and Tokyo.

[5:45 p.m.] Trump: It's not a big deal to meet (with Kim Jong-un). More meetings on other topics needed.

[5:41 p.m.] Trump boasts secured commitment for denuclearization, release of three US hostages, secured commitment for recovery of remains of fallen heroes as fruits of this summit.

[5:39 p.m.] By 'stopping war games' Trump means cutting military expense and training.

US to end war games: Trump
“We will be stopping war games,” Trump said, adding that stopping joint military drills with South Korea would save a “tremendous amount of money.”

Reducing US troops in S. Korea ‘not part of equation’: Trump
“We are not reducing anything," said Trump, adding, however, that he hopes to consider taking US troops out of South Korea at some point in the future.

[5:38 p.m.] 
South Koreans hope Trump-Kim meeting brings lasting peace

As the world watched US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un hold a historic summit in Singapore on Tuesday, the eyes and ears of South Koreans were also fixed on live TV footage.

[5:37 p.m.] Trump: The agreement is not merely a piece of paper because the administration is different, Secretary of State is different. 

[5:35 p.m.] Trump: I've been reading. It takes a long time to denuclearize. We will make it happen as quickly as possible, mechanically and physcially.

NK’s denuclearization will start ‘very quickly’: Trump
“We‘re starting that process,“ Trump said in response to a question about denuclearization of North Korea after meeting with Kim at the resort island of Sentosa in Singapore. The process would start ”very quickly,” he added. 

[5:32 p.m.] Trump says he will travel to Pyongyang at an 'appropriate time'

[5:24 p.m.] Trump: Otto Warmbier did not die in vain

[5:21 p.m.] Trump: Sanctions on N. Korea will remain in effect until denuclearization

[5:15 p.m.] Trump arrives, steps up on the podium for the press conference to announce the result of the historic summit with North Korea's Kim

[5:11 p.m.] A video in Korean language is played minutes prior to the press conference

[4:46 p.m.]
US, NK bury the hatchet, open new era of detente

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday agreed on denuclearization and providing North Korea with a security guarantee.

[4:39 p.m.] Trump to hold press conference soon

[3:29 p.m.] Kim commits to peninsula's complete denuclearization: AFP

[3:11 p.m.] Kim Jong-un appears to be returning to St Regis hotel, where he is staying for the short visit to Singapore

[3:05 p.m.] Kim Jong-un on the move to unidentified location

[2:54 p.m.] Trump says denuclearization process to begin 'very quickly'

[2:48 p.m.] Trump invites Kim Jong-un to White House: Reuters.

Full text: Joint statement

[2:44 p.m.] Trump: US-N. Korea relationship is now very much different, both sides will be impressed by summit deal document

[2:40 p.m.] 
A ‘very comprehensive’ document signed: Trump
At the signing, Trump said they were signing a “very important document, a pretty comprehensive document.”

US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un sign documents that acknowledge the progress of the talks and pledge to keep momentum going. (Reuters-Yonhap)

[1:45 p.m.]
Trump says ‘fantastic progress’ made at summit
Speaking to reporters after the working lunch, Trump said that their meeting has gone better than expected and that “fantastic progress” has been made. 

[1:29 p.m.]
Trump, Kim take stroll after working lunch
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un took a walk near the Capella Hotel, their summit venue, in Singapore after a working lunch Tuesday.

Seemingly no longer secluded to a hermit dictatorship, Kim Jong-un is seen striving to approach Trump as an equal head of state.

[12:34 p.m.]
'I'm so happy': Dennis Rodman weeps as Trump and Kim meet
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman openly wept on television in a live interview from Singapore as President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met for the first time.

[12:07 p.m.]
Huh? China stumped by Ivanka Trump's 'Chinese proverb'
"'Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it.' -Chinese Proverb," Ivanka posted on Monday, the night before her father and Kim came together to seek an end to a tense decades-old nuclear stand-off.

[11:28 a.m.]
Key developments leading up to US-N. Korea summit
A chronology of major developments in the relations between the United States and North Korea in 2018 leading up to the first-ever summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un on Singapore's resort island of Sentosa on Tuesday.

[11:25 a.m.]
Trump, Kim chat over lunch of beef short ribs
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are chatting over a lunch of beef short ribs, sweet and sour crispy pork, and braised codfish. 

Kim seen crafting image as Trump's equal, legitimate leader
For the young leader, the summit was more than just a handshake or photo opportunity. It was about his legitimacy, regime survival without recourse to nukes and much-needed economic resuscitation following years of biting sanctions, analysts said.

Who joined Trump, Kim at summit table?
Trump was flanked by Mike Pompeo, John Kelly and John Bolton. Sitting across the table from the US team were North Korean leader Kim, Kim Yong-chol, Ri Yong-ho and Ri Su-yong.

[11:07 a.m.]
Moon‘ardently hopes’ for success of US-NK talks
President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday expressed hopes for the success of the US-North Korea summit, saying that he had a sleepless night in anticipation of the meeting. 

Trump says he and Kim will 'solve a big problem, a big dilemma', and that one-on-one with Kim was 'very, very good'; they have excellent relationship

[10:54 a.m.] Trump, Kim end one-on-one meeting, move to expanded bilateral meeting

[10:27 a.m.]
Trump confident of ‘tremendous success’
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday expressed confidence that the historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would be a “tremendous success.”

[Photo News] Trump, Kim lock hands, kicking off historic summit
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shook hands and opened a monumental summit Tuesday on the island of Sentosa in Singapore.

[10:05 a.m.]
Trump, Kim shakes hands, enter talks
Trump and Kim approached from opposite sides to shake hands against the backdrop of North Korean and US flags. The two then walked a short distance to enter a conference room together, followed by US and North Korean officials and journalists. 

[10:04 a.m.]
Trump, Kim meet in Singapore

The summit meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un kicked off at about 9:00 a.m. Monday at the Capella Resort, Singapore.

[9:32 a.m.]
Trump, Kim arrive at summit venue for historic US-North Korea meeting
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump reached the venue of their historic summit in Singapore on Tuesday, after both sides sought to narrow differences over how to end a nuclear standoff.

Trump, Kim to meet for historic handshake

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un will make history on Tuesday, becoming the first sitting US and North Korean leaders to meet, shake hands and negotiate to end a decades-old nuclear stand-off.

[9:03 a.m.]
Trump, Kim leave hotel to attend high-stakes summit
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un left their hotels for a high-stakes summit in Singapore on Tuesday morning.
Trump and Kim are set to meet at 9:00 a.m. (Singapore time) on the resort island of Sentosa.

Trump: We will know soon whether 'real deal' with N. Korea can happen
"Meetings between staffs and representatives are going well and quickly ... but in the end, that doesn't matter. We will all know soon whether or not a real deal, unlike those of the past, can happen!" Trump wrote.

Timeline for Trump-Kim summit
The first-ever meeting between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader is to kick off at 9 a.m., Singapore time. Tuesday at Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa in Singapore. Trump announced plans to leave early for the summit site.



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